PLEASE HELP! arguments in evolution

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Re: PLEASE HELP! arguments in evolution

Post by Darby » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:32 pm

Science isn't about proof, it's about testable hypotheses and evidence. Creationism has them but the problem with testable hypotheses is that they are falsifiable, and the evidence that shows those hypotheses to be false is huge and varied, while there is no credible evidence supporting them.

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Post by mith » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:38 am

I don't see why people keep perpetuating myths, but periodically we need articles to come out again.

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Post by flynvfae » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:29 pm

what does "I KNOW nothing that is beyond any doubt" mean?
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Re: PLEASE HELP! arguments in evolution

Post by flynvfae » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:31 pm

Darby wrote:Science isn't about proof, it's about testable hypotheses and evidence. Creationism has them but the problem with testable hypotheses is that they are falsifiable, and the evidence that shows those hypotheses to be false is huge and varied, while there is no credible evidence supporting them.

the big bang is not a testable hypothesis
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Post by flynvfae » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:35 pm

and what do you mean by a testable hypothesis is falsifiable?
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Post by mith » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:50 pm

You should read up on what the scientific method is. Terms like falsifiability and testablity are basic assumptions and definitions.
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Re: PLEASE HELP! arguments in evolution

Post by Darby » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:11 pm

First, the Big Bang isn't evolution. However, it is a testable hypothesis. Predictions from Big Bang theory have been tested in particle physics, astronomical observations, and the background microwave radiation. I wouldn't consider the evidence overwhelming, since it is limited and indirect, but it's there.

However, evidence for biological evolution, which is under discussion here, is broad and deep.

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Re: PLEASE HELP! arguments in evolution

Post by flynvfae » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:22 pm

evolution couldnt of happened with out the big bang right?
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Post by mith » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:26 pm

Explain how the big bang and evolution are related.
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Re: PLEASE HELP! arguments in evolution

Post by flynvfae » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:22 am

1. gases and chemicals magically appear
2. they explode
3. earth and rest of our solar system forms
4. evolution from exploding chemicals simple proteins form in primordial soup
do i have it wrong?
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Post by Darby » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:38 pm

From that line of reasoning, the Big bang becomes part of EVERY discussion, including what's for lunch.

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Re: PLEASE HELP! arguments in evolution

Post by flynvfae » Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:59 am

its your theory deary
i was trying to explain why i thought evolution wasnt possible without the big bang
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